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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

I just wanted to stop in and say to all my East Coast friends...please stay safe...
We aren't supposed to get the worst of it and they are still predicting 60 + mile an hour winds and lots of rain.
If they suggest you evacuate...please listen..
If you lose power, don't run those generators inside...and be careful with the candles..
As much as I am hoping this is sensationalized media blowing things out of proportion again, I don't think we are going to be that lucky..
Stay safe.
Stay dry
Check in when you can..
Hugs, love and lots of positive thoughts to all of you!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Almost Wordless Weds.

Jamaica was awesome...
I am still digging out..
but for now..here's my thought of the day.
from facebook

love and hugs!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Today was an awesome day...spent the day at the pool drinking bar tender specials...
We are definitely having a blast.
I am completely amazed at the fact that everyone who works here just busts out singing whenever they hear a song they know.  Definitely brings a smile to my face whenever I hear it..
Just a few pics for today..

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hanging out with mom

Yesterday was fun.  Again, I have to say that I am loving just hanging out with my mom...not feeling a ton of urgency to go go go all the time.  We are doing some running around today..but mostly fun stuff!
My mother is one of the most amazingly talented people I know.  She can look at something, deconstruct it and put it back together. 
I have a favorite purse that I use when I travle.  It was a total impulse purchase at old navy probably about seven years ago.
Just a basic canvas green messenger ish bag...this one is big enough to throw a bunch of stuff in, neutral enough that I can really use it regardless of what I am wearing and the strap is long enough that I can wear it across my bosy and it sits right on my hip.  It is old and the front has a pretty big hole.  It didn't really bother me at first cause the bag is lines, so it almost looked intentional...but now the hole is big anout that I have lost things in the lining. I had asked my mom, when I was here a few weeks ago if she could make me a new one.
She did...and its is pretty close to the one I have...plus she put an owl on the front of it from her sewing machine.  It is pretty amazing...she's going to patch my other one so that I have a backup...but I am not sure that I will ever use it again...

Saturday, October 13, 2012


I think we skipped right over fall and went straight to winter...
It is super chilly in here today.
I have a confession to make to my blog friends....
I am being stubborn...
the reason that it is cold in here is entirely my fault..
I am refusing to turn on the heat.
It might be 27 degrees outside but I am not turning on the heat.
We are going to be replacing our furnace.   
Switching out the gouging $500 a month oil furnace with natural gas.
The money is put aside, just need someone to come in and replace it.
In walks hubby, who in his infinite wisdom, has someone who will do it...
This someone can't give us a specific time that he can get out here to look at it and give us an updated estimate...but this is the person we are going to use.
So in the mean time, I am hoping that it really doesn't get cold enough that the pipes will freeze and I am buying up comforters and blankets that are on clearance!!
Hugs and love to you all!!

Friday, October 12, 2012


It has been an insane day.
I have finally let go of the breath that I have been holding for three days.
You want to know why??
I am leaving for vacation tomorrow.
I know I told you all that for my mom's birthday I bought a trip for the two of us to Jamaica and this is the week.
So tomorrow, I leave behind my dearest husband who is going to keep the kitties company and fly to Maryland to spend a couple of days with my mom and then we, with my brother and his boyfriend, leave on Monday.
The weekend will be running around to pick up last minute stuff, getting our nails done and spending time together...
I am really excited that I am able to do this for her...and I am excited to have some alone time with her!!
Have fun this week and make sure to remember the smiles that you are blessed with every day!! Hugs and lots of love to you all!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

My Favorite Time of Day

My favorite time of day is that moment between light and dark.

When the world is suspended in a dreamlike state.

That moment between the sun hitting the horizon and the sky going black.

The stars start to peek out from their hiding places

The world turns gorgeous, deep, primal colors.

It is the time of day,

When the magic appears to be just around the next bend.

That fine line, that one moment, when anything seems possible.

It’s a time that I feel closest to you,

I can feel your presence,

I can feel your love,

I can almost hear your voice.

Reaching into the magic, there is a clarity that only exists in this one moment.

I check around the corner to see if you are there,

Maybe I can catch you, before the darkness ascends,

For just one more hug,

One more promise of tomorrow.

In that one moment, it suddenly feels possible again,

The moment fades into the darkness and the magic retreats.

I sit, alone,

The real world beckons,

The security, the love, the arms that hold me are real.

As I turn, I can’t help but look over my shoulder,

and wonder if the magic is real and if you are really there.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012